Today's News

  • COLUMN: Lord, help me find patience - right now

     I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalms 130:5

    This verse gives us two specific instructions: wait for the Lord and put your hope in his word.

    So many times we want to rush ahead of the Lord. We think we know what action to take and how to proceed, but the Bible clearly instructs us to wait for the Lord to work, to instruct and to lead.

  • Grimes' children compete at State Fair

     Going to the Kentucky State Fair has a whole new meaning for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School fifth grader Alexis Grimes and her younger brother, Jamie. The two competed in the State Goat Show after advancing from the LaRue County Fair this past August.

    At the state level, Alexis placed third overall in class showmanship and eighth overall in showmanship. She also placed fourth in commercial doe with her goat Sally, 11th in market show with goat Mimi, and 15th in market wether with goat Nibbles.

  • FOOTBALL: LaRue falls to Green

    The visiting Green County Dragons led the Hawks Friday night by 21 points going into the fourth quarter.

    The Hawks made a major comeback, scoring 21 points before losing by six points (27-21).

    LaRue County (2-2) will play a non-conference game against Nelson County next Friday.

  • Hardin County's 'most wanted' arrested

     A Hodgenville man was charged last week with flagrant non-support, according to LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith.

    Jeffrey M. Aubrey, 34, had eluded law enforcement for more than a year. He was found “hiding in a closet” in a residence on Thompson Hill Road, Smith said.

    Officers served several Hardin County warrants on Thompson including probation violations.

    Aubrey owes $9,205.88 in arrears as of Aug. 31, according to court records.

  • Tractor pull to raise funds, awareness for breast cancer

     It’s been going on for 13 years.

    Thirteen years of on-again, off-again radiation and chemotherapy. Thirteen years of wondering if and when the disease would come back. Thirteen years of “bad days” and 13 years of hoping that tomorrow would be a better day.

  • JUST ASK: Did we really need new carpet?

     Why did the City purchase new carpet for the civic center when it is used mostly during the summer showing movies?


    The carpet in the Civic Center was decades old and “very stained,” according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    The building is rented out throughout the year to various groups and hosts dignitaries at times, including the governor.

    The carpet cost $7,000.


  • LaRue vs. Green: Football game moved to 7 p.m.

     Tonight’s football game against Green County has been moved to 7 p.m., according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

    Inclement weather is expected to move into the area and school officials thought it best to schedule the game an hour early.

    The game will be played at Hawk field.

    Also at the game, the LaRue County High School cheerleaders will honor Ashley Long as they promote community awareness of childhood cancer.

  • First day enrollment remains stable

     A total of 2,310 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day on Aug. 8.

    The figure does not include enrollment at The Life Connection, an alternate school near Sonora.

    Last year’s first day enrollment was 2,353 which included 32 students at TLC.

    First Day Enrollment


    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School  505

    Hodgenville Elementary School  534

    LaRue County Middle School  562

    LaRue County High School  709

  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

     The summer’s final Free Movie Night will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The black-and-white film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” is a western classic. It’s set in 1910 when an aging senator, Ransom Stoddard (played by James Stewart) returns to a small town to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphon (played by John Wayne).

    Stoddard’s successful career can be traced to the day he stood up to the villainous Liberty Valance, shooting him in self-defense.

  • Building and zoning permits - August 2012

     August Building and Rezoning Permits

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Aug 1. - James A. Simon - Miller Road, Hodgenville – pool

    Aug. 1 - David Walsh - Tonieville Road, Hodgenville – deck

    Aug. 2 - James Miller - Memory Lane, Buffalo – deck

    Aug. 2 - Emmett Jacobs - Eugenia Avenue, Hodgenville – sunroom

    Aug. 3 - Maynord Spurlock - Dangerfield Road, Hodgenville - land division